Taught course

Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience

Institution
City, University of London · School of Health Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for entry, you must hold a first or upper second-class degree in Psychology, Biology or a related discipline. An equivalent qualification from an overseas university will also be considered. Applicants who do not have relevant employment experience but have plans for a future career path in clinical academic research may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Neuroscience is one of the fastest expanding areas of scientific enquiry. MSc Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience bridges three closely-related fields of contemporary neuroscience:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience (the study of how the brain gives rise to complex functions such as memory, perception and language)
  • Clinical Neuroscience (understanding the neurological basis of health, well-being and psychiatric illness)
  • Social Neuroscience (the investigation of the neural underpinnings of social behaviour).

Students on this programme will learn about the latest advances in these areas and develop an appreciation of the reciprocal nature of research and practice in these domains (e.g. how insights from functional neuroimaging inform our understanding of neurological disorders and how clinical observations inform neurocognitive modelling).

The knowledge and skills conveyed by this programme are highly valued in the Clinical and Health professions as well as in academic research. Future clinicians will be better equipped to develop and deliver evidence-based treatment. Aspiring researchers will achieve an understanding of fundamental brain functions valuable when undertaking a PhD.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time EU: £9,000 (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time EU: £4,500 per year (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year (2015/16 fee; 2016/17 fee to be confirmed November 2015)

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
stacey.skinner@city.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7040 8033